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peggy113
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1998
   Posted 6/30/2011 10:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Many times, I could sure use a hug.  One of those that mean, "I care".  Even if I am having a good day, or an emotional day, or just a plain old crappy day --  doesn't matter, a hug can make me feel like I can take on the world sometimes.    
 
So, I would like to call this the VIRTUAL HUG topic post. 
If you need a virtual hug,  just let us know by posting and I am sure someone here will respond.  No need to say why, unless you want too.  If you want to vent - go for it!
 
So, here is my request...
 
I could sure use a VIRTUAL HUG this evening!  Any takers?
 
CD diagnosed in 1979. Ileo in 1984. No recurrence of CD! Some issues with adhesions still.
Husband diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) March 2008 - taking one day at a time, enjoying our time together.

Alibee
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   Posted 6/30/2011 11:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Peggy - I am so glad I saw this post, this was just one of those weeks, and I found myself thinking out loud in the car today, "Gosh, I just need a hug!"

So here's a ((HUG)) for you!

peggy113
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1998
   Posted 7/1/2011 12:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Alibee - Thank you!!!

Here is a big ((HUG)) back to you too!
CD diagnosed in 1979. Ileo in 1984. No recurrence of CD! Some issues with adhesions still.
Husband diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) March 2008 - taking one day at a time, enjoying our time together.

2b ColonFree
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Total Posts : 2603
   Posted 7/1/2011 3:06 AM (GMT -6)   
here's a huge (((HUG))) for both of you!!
Hodaya
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure
colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction
08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis
07/08/2010 - loop ileostomy

frostyboy
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Date Joined Mar 2011
Total Posts : 272
   Posted 7/1/2011 7:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Awww, hugs everyone!  I could use a hug, too!  I was crying last night.  I had my total colectomy on June 2nd, complications, repeat surgery on June 9th, a week later, and I still am having complications.  One, something is preventing me from releasing my stool at the bottom.  And last night, which I have done in the past (with my colon) had a horrible gas pain that felt stuck in my tummy.  Instead, all the gas was coming upwards, excessive burping, and I was about ready to puke!  I put the trash bucket by me!  Finally, the feeling passed and I was letting gas out the bottom.  Now, this morning, I guess I have an urge to go, but I haven't went since yesterday morning.  Something is preventing me from having all the bowel movements I should be having with this surgery!  sad   I just don't get it!  I thought by now I would be wanting to eat a meal, go to the bathroom, eat a meal, go to the bathroom, and eat a meal, go to the bathroom.  I get tired of feeling sick and nauseous!

flchurchlady
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   Posted 7/1/2011 7:50 AM (GMT -6)   
(((BIG HUGS))) to you all!
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and permanent ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free and medicine-free since surgery and very thankful to be healthy again.

peggy113
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Total Posts : 1998
   Posted 7/1/2011 12:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Hurtboy --- (((HUGS))) to you.

NASCARon ------ Here is your ((HUG)) too!

Thanks Cece for your hug.
CD diagnosed in 1979. Ileo in 1984. No recurrence of CD! Some issues with adhesions still.
Husband diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) March 2008 - taking one day at a time, enjoying our time together.

summerstorm
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   Posted 7/1/2011 5:23 PM (GMT -6)   
big hugs to everyone!!! and special fourth of july hugs too!
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-
No matter what kind of day you are having, take five minutes to sing loudly and dance like a fool!

Another UC wife
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   Posted 7/1/2011 9:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hugs to everyone!!! Hope tomorrow is a much better day for all of you.
Wife of 64 yr old male suffered with UC & in May 06 had a severe flare & hospitalized 6 days...various prednisone treatments leading to steroid dependence and osteopenia, 12 asacol, 200 mg Imuran, failed remicade infusions Jan-May 2010 Dependence on pain meds. Made decision 6/10 to have surgery which was on 12/17/10 (total proctocolectomy & ileostomy - unable to have the j-pouch) & now pain free

peggy113
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   Posted 7/2/2011 12:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the ((HUGS)).

Hurtboy - feeling any better? ((HUGS)) to you today.

NASCARon -- here's your ((HUG)) for the day too!
CD diagnosed in 1979. Ileo in 1984. No recurrence of CD! Some issues with adhesions still.
Husband diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) March 2008 - taking one day at a time, enjoying our time together.

peggy113
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1998
   Posted 7/10/2011 3:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh man, could I ever use a HUG right about now. Soooo much going on in my life, so many changes so quickly and not all of them good. Maybe daylight will bring a better outlook. Hope you all are staying cool in this heat wave we are having in the midwest.
CD diagnosed in 1979. Ileo in 1984. No recurrence of CD! Some issues with adhesions still.
Husband diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) March 2008 - taking one day at a time, enjoying our time together.

2b ColonFree
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 2603
   Posted 7/10/2011 6:26 AM (GMT -6)   
big hug to you Peggy! hope you're hanging in there. hot like crazy here too :p
Hodaya
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure
colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction
08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis
07/08/2010 - loop ileostomy

frostyboy
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Date Joined Mar 2011
Total Posts : 272
   Posted 7/10/2011 8:35 AM (GMT -6)   
(((((Hugs))))) Peggy!  Some days are better than others, but still struggling most days! 

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 7/10/2011 12:38 PM (GMT -6)   
((((HUGS)))) to all...I was out of town and missed the earlier part of this post so I'm catching up on all of them!
formally known as OHIO76 ~ honoring my daughter's passion!
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my temporary ileo in 2001
Proctocolectomy w/end ileo in 2008
...wish I knew then what I know NOW!

summerstorm
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   Posted 7/10/2011 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
hugs and love peggy

i need a hug too, my dad, my son and my dad went over to the shop at my grandmas house the other day, and i watched my son do all the things i used to do with my grandpa, and it broke my heart, my grandpa died when i was 6, the same age as my son now, and he will never get to experince those things with him, and i won't ever again. And it just made me so sad to see my son doing the exact same things (crawling on the wood, playing in the sawdust, asking TONS of questions) that i used to do, and watch my dad with teh same reaction. ok i know really sad, sorry!
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-
No matter what kind of day you are having, take five minutes to sing loudly and dance like a fool!

Rachel's Mom
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Total Posts : 92
   Posted 7/11/2011 9:03 AM (GMT -6)   
What a nice idea! Hugs to all of you! ElddiReMsihT and I could use a few hugs, too. Takedown surgery has been pushed back until August while she gets some weight on and gets rid of an infection in her stubborn abdominal wound. Been a rough time - seems she just gets going in the right direction and then takes a step back. Discouraging and sometimes it seems like it will never end. We could use your good thoughts and encouragement.

blueglass
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   Posted 7/11/2011 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear Rachel is having a tough time. It's definitely not a straight shot, sigh.... setbacks happen. August isn't so far away. Hoping things take a turn for the better. Thinking of you both.

Hope all those hugs helped!
48 years old, female.
2004 dx indeterminate colitis. Back and forth between Crohn's and UC dx. Many drugs, minimal success.
2010-11 Crazy skin and eye complications, high fevers, bad flaring. Out of good drug options, tired of scary drugs.
Feb 2011 -- proctocolectomy with permanent ileolostomy; abscess, blood clot. Still healing, still glad for the surgery

Blueheron
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Total Posts : 720
   Posted 7/11/2011 5:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear about all the tough times. Hang in there and sending many hugs!
-39 years old
-Officially diagnosed with UC in 2006, though had symptoms since 1999.
-Had mild/moderate symptoms continuously until severe flare in autumn 2010 which required 2-week hospital stay
-Took Asacol, Rowasa, Canasa and Prednisone to manage flares but meds stopped working
-Tried 1 dose of Remicade but had excruciating joint pain and discontinued
-Had permanent ileostomy surgery 11/8/2010

peggy113
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 7/11/2011 11:39 PM (GMT -6)   
THank you for the hugs all. Not a better outlook today, but a different one :)

Rachel - hugs to you. Keep your chin up. There is always a reason for everything and sometimes we don't always know the reason. It is always better to go into a surgery as strong as you can possibly be so you can recover more quickly.

Summer - so sorry you were reflecting on your past and had a sad visit. I know how that can be. Your son is one lucky little guy, right? Keep all of those memories close to your heart and you will never forget. Hugs to you Leah.
CD diagnosed in 1979. Ileo in 1984. No recurrence of CD! Some issues with adhesions still.
Husband diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) March 2008 - taking one day at a time, enjoying our time together.
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